I started rebelling in my pre-teen years. I remember feeling like I was different than everyone else. It wasn’t until I was older, I discovered pretty much everyone feels like that at some point.
I think before I act; how might this affect my family, how might it affect those I love, and how it might affect my survival. I am much happier now, and everyone in my family is also pleased with how much better I am doing…
The struggle with substance abuse becomes all-encompassing. It engulfs you and becomes your primary focus. The longer a person struggles with addiction, the harder the journey back to normalcy can be.
When it comes to drug addiction and how that begins for someone, no two people are the same. Some anti-drug campaigns even set forward the idea that if you use drugs once you will become hopelessly addicted but this is not always the case.
Drugs and alcohol have created many problems in my life. My father had an alcohol problem since I was young. He and my mother always fought and screamed at each other. From a young age, I learned to find things to distance myself because I hated being around them or spending any time with them.
Most people grow up with similar ideas as I did. The fantasy of “never growing up” and “always being a kid” sounds playful and almost harmless. I certainly took these to the next level, graduating from fun and games to living my life on a critical edge.
I was a heroin addict for three years. The three years before that, I would take pretty much anything you put in front of me. That was, of course, before I went to treatment. But my parents didn’t know I did anything aside from smoking weed occasionally and drinking from time to time.
I had been a drug addict all my adult life. I started smoking weed when I was thirteen years old and by the time I was sixteen, I was using methamphetamine on a regular basis. I started dealing meth when I turned eighteen and lived life in the fast lane from that point on.
My Best Advice on Interventions and Why They Are Good. An intervention is best done “early”, before the condition worsens. Don’t let your loved one suffer.
Before I came to Narconon, I was homeless in Las Vegas, I was doing any and every drug I could get my hands on, and I was utterly miserable. I couldn’t be sober because I would lose myself in depression if I were. Eventually, even the drugs wouldn’t get me high.